Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 6
March 30, 2006

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Maxine Miller

Jan. 8, 1927
Jan. 30, 2006

This photo was taken at our church when Haley was baptized.

As many of you know, my Grandmother passed away in January of this year. She had started a quilt for my Dad which she intended to give him on his birthday but she had only quilted a little on it at the time of her passing. I took the quilt and frames home with me and with Haley's (my daughter) help we finished quilting it at the end of February. I was truly surprised at how much Haley enjoyed quilting... Mamaw would have been proud.
I finally put the binding on the quilt and gave it to my Dad on March 18th. Dad's birthday was March 23rd. Whew... that was close!
Anyway, I just wanted to share my first big quilting experience with you.
Hope you enjoy the photo as much as I enjoyed working on the quilt.

** Dad's Sailboat Quilt **



Lisa and Tim


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"Dear Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder - and your hand over my mouth."


The wise of heart will receive commands, but a babbling fool will be thrown down. He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out. He who winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will be thrown down. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions. On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding. Wise men store up knowledge, but with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand. The rich man's wealth is his fortress, the ruin of the poor is their poverty. The wages of the righteous is life, the income of the wicked, punishment. He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, but he who forsakes reproof goes astray. He who conceals hatred has lying lips, and he who spreads slander is a fool. When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who strains his lips is wise. The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, the heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righeous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding. It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it. Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool; and so is wisdom to a man of understanding. What the wicked fears will come upon him, and the desire of the righteous will be granted. When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:8-25



Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.

Proverbs 24:28



Do not go out hastily to argue your case; otherwise, what will you do in the ned, when your neighbor puts you to shame? Argue your case with your neighbor, and do not reveal the secret of another, lest he who hears it reproach you, and the evil report about you not pass away. Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Proverbs 25:8-12


Like one who takes a dog by the ears is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him. Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows and death, so is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says, "Was I not joking?" For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body. Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross are burning lips and a wicked heart. He who hates disguises it with his lips, but he lays up deceit in his heart. When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Though his hatred covers itself with guile, his wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. He who digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 26:17-28



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Work Evenly Around Afghan


I have been crocheting for about 10 years and i love your web site! I have a question, it is about edging an afghan. I am making an afghan and for the edging it says to crochet 295 sc evenly along the edge. I have tried many ways to get it done "Evenly" but i was wondering if you have a way of doing it that is easier. Thank you keep up the good work. Tracy


Thanks Tracy! Think of your afghan as a box. It has 4 sides and each side has a certain number of rows OR number of stitches. Add together the numbers for all 4 sides and see how close you are to 295. With a little math you can get pretty good at figuring where to place those stitches.


QC (Quad Crochet)


I have a question. I don't understand these instructions. Can you help me out? Directions are:

3-QC cluster (worked over 3 QC): With one loop on hook, YO 3 times, pull thread through first QC. Work (pick up thread and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times--retain loop on hook. YO 3 times, pull thread through 2nd QC, work (pick up thread and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times-retain loop on hook, YO three times, pull thread through 3rd QC, work (Pick up thread and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times-- retain loop on hook. Pick up thread and pull through all 4 loops now on hook [3-QC cluster made].

Also what is a Quad Crochet (QC)? How do you make a Quad Crochet? I would appreciate any help you can give me on this. I enjoy your column very much, and am hoping to see more of your work. Thank you, Doris


Thanks so much Doris!
According to the pattern page
a QC is just one step up from a treble. Yarn over 3 times and proceed to yarn over and draw through 2 loops at a time till the stitch is finished. For the cluster using QC's you do the same as normal. Skip the last step of each stitch and at the end yarn over and draw through the 4 loops remaining on the hook.





SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)




Some yarns do not wash well when agitated in a washing machine. Always read
your yarn label for washing instructions before beginning your project. If
you have doubts about how it will wash you should make a swatch and wash it
like you would the intended project to see how it does. It's better to take time
to make the swatch than to waste time on a project only to have it ruined.




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RE: Wheel Bookmark

I really enjoyed making this bookmark. It was really quick to make. I have not crocheted with #10 thread in 20 years, and was able to get it to look like a bookmark, and not a tablerunner!!! (In the past I could not crochet tight enough and thinks turned out twice the size they should, so I gave up.) Thanks for the quick and easy pattern. I will be making more of these for gifts.

Hooked on HIM, Teresa Bone

I read someone's comment about keeping track of stitches and what I use is bobby pins. They are cheap and have many uses besides crochet.


Hi Lisa, I saw the question about keeping track of stitches and then your reply. You said to weave a ribbon on the row that you are working on and then made the comment that it would be time consuming. I was thinking you wouldn't need to weave it, you would just need to cut a length of contrasting ribbon and crotchet it in as you go. Then do the next row and pull it out. I'm not sure if that's what you were saying but it hit me when I read your reply. I love your newsletter, thank you for doing it!!



wow what a pleasure to view the patterns. i am just getting back into the crocheting my family just loves the things i make them . thanks for your patterns they have helped out a lot anymore can be emailed to me anytime thanks again


love this site, was looking for bookmarks and am anxious to make Ida Mae's cross bookmark which I copied. Thanks a lot. Mary Ann

I love your webpages and designs. I am new to this industry and have my own webpage. I am also learning webpage designing and what a great tool this can be for new individuals who are challenged. I also love to crochet as well and am learning how to promote my items. have a great day and thank you for enlightening my way.


RE: Your Granny Square

Hi Lisa, I just taught myself to crochet and have been practicing for the last 2 weeks. I started learning how to do your granny square tonight. I followed the directions really good until I chained 3 and turned over to start round 2. I can't comprehend what "next ch 1 sp" means. I have tried different things to see if I can do it but it doesn't look right. Where exactly do the round 2 - 3 doubles - go? I know you are probably really busy but if you could get me going on this square I could make afghans galore. Thank you very much, I love your site, and the way you start the granny square makes it so much easier than the ones I've seen. Rose

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Rose.
So glad to hear you are learning to crochet.

Normally you your stitches into the top two loops of the indicated stitch(es).
When a pattern states to work into the ch-1 sp you work into
the hole below the next chain you made on the previous row/round
instead of into the actual chain stitch.


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Upon entering a little country store, a stranger noticed a sign reading, "Danger! Beware of Dog" posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor besides the cash register. He asked the store manager, "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"

"Yep, that's him," he replied.

The stranger couldn't help but be amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"

"Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."

"When I was a youngster," complained the frustrated father, shaking his head, "I was disciplined by being sent to my room without supper. But our son has his own color TV, phone, computer and CD player." "

So what do you do when your son misbehaves?" asked his friend.

"I send him to our room!"

While driving with my granddaughter, I was getting annoyed with the driver ahead of me and I said, "Come on Sam, get moving."

The next week we were on the same road again with another slow driver ahead. Again I said, "Come on Sam, get moving."

My granddaughter quickly replied, "That's not Sam. Sam has a blue car."

Two boys from the city were on a camping trip. The mosquitoes were so fierce the boys had to hide under their blankets to keep from being bitten.

Then one of them saw some lightning bugs, and said to his friend: "we might as well give up, they're coming at us with flashlights!"

Weary of constantly picking clothes up from the floor of her son's room, a mother finally laid down the law: each item of clothing she had to pick up would cost her son 25 cents. By the end of the week, he owed her $1.50. She received the money promptly, along with a 50- cent tip and a note that read,

"Thanks, Mom; keep up the good work!"

A RATHER FRUGAL MAN was becoming increasingly hard of hearing. He decided a hearing aid was too expensive, so he wrapped a piece of ordinary wire around his ear.

“Do you hear better now with that wire around your ear?” asked a curious friend.

“Not really,” the man replied. “But everybody who sees it talks louder.”

TWO ministers were fishing buddies. One day, they took a visiting preacher along with them. After a while, one of the ministers said he’d left his favorite lure back on the shore. He stepped out of the boat and walked across the water to retrieve it. The visiting preacher couldn’t believe his eyes. He had never seen such a show of faith!

Shortly after the first minister returned, the second minister said he had to call his office. He got out, walked across the water, made his call, then walked back to the boat.

The visiting preacher was quite amazed at their faith and decided to prove his own. He stepped over the side…and promptly sunk. The two fishing buddies looked at each other, and one said, “I guess we should have told him where the stumps are.”

AN OLD FARMER had a blue-ribbon cow. He pastured this valuable animal in the best meadow, where there was plenty of grass and water. There were railroad tracks at the back of the meadow, and one day the train’s whistle spooked the cow into running away. The farmer looked and looked but couldn’t find her.

A couple days later, the farmer contacted the railroad company and said he wanted to be reimbursed for his prize cow. An insurance adjuster arrived the one day and asked the farmer if he would settle for half of what he was asking. The farmer said yes, so the adjuster quickly wrote out a check. “Whew! That’s a load off my mind,” the adjuster said. “I was authorized to give you the full amount.”

“I’m happy,” the farmer replied. “The cow came back yesterday.”

As I was dropping my son off at daycare the other day, I overheard some of the children talking about their siblings.

"My brother takes karate lessons," bragged one.

"My sister takes gymnastics," said another.

Not to be outdone, the youngest piped up, "My sister takes antibiotics!"

The poor country pastor was livid when he confronted his wife with the receipt for a $250 dress she had bought. "How could you do this!" he exclaimed.

"I don't know," she wailed, "I was standing in the store looking at the dress. Then I found myself trying it on. It was like the Devil was whispering to me, 'Gee, you look great in that dress. You should buy it.' "

"Well," the pastor persisted, "You know how to deal with him! Just tell him, "Get behind me, Satan!"

"I did," replied his wife, "but then he said "It looks great from back here, too!"

One dark and gloomy night, a man is hitch-hiking for a ride. After several hours, he sees a ghost-like car creeping toward him.

The car stops and he gets in to find no one behind the wheel. Frozen with fear, he can't jump or run away.

The car moves forward and eventually approaches a sharp curve. The man prays for his life, sure the ghost car will crash and he'll plunge to his death.

Suddenly, a hand appears through the window and turns the wheel. Terrified, the man jumps out and runs to a nearby cafe where he shares his supernatural experience.

As he finishes, two country boys walk into the cafe. One laughs and says to the other,
"Look Bubba, there's the idiot who rode in our car while we were pushing it."

Submitted by Lois Karklus

As we all get older, I'm sure that, like me, you would like to stay "alive 'n sharp" for as long as possible. The harsh reality is, however, that none of us live forever, and one of these days each one of us is likely to finally lose our smarts. If you're like me, you will want to know when that happens so that you don't embarrass either yourself or your loved ones, so I'm convinced that each of us should take a good hard look at ourselves from time to time. This should help get you started with the process:

During a visit to a hospital for the mentally infirmed, a visitor asked the director what the criterion was that defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No," said the director, "a normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed by the wall or near the window?"

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